Dr. Dabber Aurora Review

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by James Bickford

Updated: September 22, 2020

Review Score: 95/100

Price Range:
$77.38-$99.99
Color:
Black, Blue, Red, Orange
Battery Capacity:
650 mAh
Size:
13 cm
Temperature Settings:
3 settings: low, medium and high
Works with:
  • Wax icon
  • Oil icon

Pros

  • Offers three different smoking experiences
  • Variable voltage

Cons

  • Overheats on big draws

True to the slogan, Dr. Dabber’s Aurora is indeed a high class and low profile wax pen. The Aurora is a real head-turner compared to other dabbing pens – even considering it looks more like something you’d buy as a father’s day gift.

The ceramic interior makes for a good quality vapor production and all the components just snap into place. Perfect for the dabber who likes to keep it simple. Costing 99.95, the price of the kit is on the higher side, but it is worth. The vapor quality is excellent in part because you have the choice of three atomizers. When you pick the perfect atomizer for your needs, you will have aromatic vapor and subtle flavors that are satisfying and rich.

The Full Kit for Sufficient Dab Vaping

Using waxes, the Ceramic Halo Atomizer does not use wicks, so it gives a nice, slow, even draw. Vapers will enjoy the Dual Quartz Rod Atomizer because of its ability to decrease the residual bitter taste of the blending substances. It gives an even and consistent draw also. We also recommend checking out our best dab pens section to see other good vape pens for your concentrates.

Dr. Dabber Aurora X Ahol Collaboration image

The last atomizer is the Dual Ceramic Rod Atomizer, designed for low viscosity waxes. It is just as reliable as the other atomizers for producing thick, substantial vapor. This is a slow draw vaporizing pen, needing 10 seconds of a draw to get the full effect and taste. It does not produce large clouds of vapor, so don’t expect them.

Does the Dr. Dabber Aurora Make the Cut?

Easy To Clean

Keep the connections clean by wiping the pen with ISO (91% alcohol or higher) now and then (swabs sold on the Dr. Dabbers website).

Dr. Dabber Aurora inside atomizer image

Battery

The vaporizer comes with a relatively light-weight battery when compared to other dabbing pens. 2 Hours in the docking bay will fully charge the battery which makes it perfect for the light to medium smoker.

Pricing

The unit sells for $99 on the manufacturer’s website, which puts it at the higher end of the price range.

Design

The pen has an elegant design, and the magnetic links make for much quicker assembly/disassembly than other wax pens. The ease of use is unparalleled, and we enjoyed handling the unit.

Vape Quality vs. Quantity

The Dr. Dabber Aurora produces substantially less vapor than the other top-end brands, barely more than a wisp unless you toke for longer 6 or 7 seconds. Discreet smokers will welcome the lack of visible smoke/vapor. The Aurora delivers on flavor what it lacks in volume though.

Dr. Dabber Aurora Competitors

The Linx Hypnos Zero

Like the Aurora the Linx Hypnos Zero has a 510-threaded, 650mAh battery and a ceramic disc heating element. In addition the Aurora features two other atomizers, unlike the single ceramic disc atomizer of the Hypnos Zero. The Hypnos Zero has four preset temperature settings, while the Aurora only has three variable voltage settings. Price-wise, the Aurora does cost more, but it includes three great atomizers for waxes, whereas the Hypnos Zero only has one.

linx hypnos zero

The KandyPens Elite

The KandyPens Elite also comes standard with two types of atomizers, an all-ceramic disc, and a dual-quartz heating chamber, which uses titanium coils, much like the Aurora employs in its quartz and ceramic atomizers. The KandyPens Elite has four preset temperature settings, as opposed to the three preset options for the Aurora. Regarding price, the Elite and Aurora have this in common, but again, the Aurora includes three separate, high-quality atomizers.

kandypens-elite-colors-image

Dr. Dabber Aurora Specifications

Dr. Dabber Aurora
Brand / Manufacturer: Dr. Dabber
Mouthpiece material: Ceramic
Temperature Control: Preset Temperatures
Temperature Settings: 3 settings: low, medium and high
Heat-up time: 0-10 sec.
Battery Capacity: 650 mAh
Charger : USB with including charging station
Chamber/oven material: Ceramic

Pros & Cons

The Positives

  • Offers three different smoking experiences
  • Variable voltage
  • Variable temperature
  • Sleek design
  • Heats up quickly

The Negatives

  • Overheats on big draws
  • Low vapor production
  • Entry-level wax pen

What Makes Dr. Dabber Aurora So Special?

Dr. Dabber has pulled off a groundbreaking innovation for vaporizing pens. The Dr. Dabber Aurora Vaporizing Pen Kit delivers a superb, customizable pen that can be adjusted for three kinds of waxes and oils, with three heat settings and two mouthpieces. The variations can make vaping a smooth, delicious event for relaxed enjoyment. The superior ability to create a setting for every situation in a portable pen is a bonus for your vaping experience.

Published: May 15, 2017Updated: September 22, 2020
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James Bickford

My way of understanding the significance of vaping came not only through the disruption of smoking but its effects on society as a whole. Now I bring people to vaping and bring vaping to people. I love using new gear, writing in-depth reviews and generally nerding out about vaping to like-minded people.


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  • Stacey Graves

    October 17, 2017 at 12:18 am

    I’ve been using one now for a couple of months and so far so good. My throat burns sooo bad whenever I smoke, so I always have to use low a lower temperature. I only do the thick crumble type wax and the kind thats flat & gets real,gooey when warm! Sorry Idk the “proper” names/types. Using the donut is the best one for me bc for 1,ceramic if best for low temp, (personal,exp) , & bc there’s no coils for it to soak into or get stuck in.I always know if resin has gotten in between the pieces, bc It makes a whistling noise bc obviously air is pulling through somewhere. Aggravating but at least it lets me know! . PROS .CHOICE of 3, easy to take apart, easy to load, discreet, easy to charge, 2 mouth pieces
    CONS Button is a little,too small, sometimes my finger slides off ,,light is on the bottom,so unless,you hold your hand under you don’t know when the 10 seconds is up .,especially if your outside in the bright light., only comes in black. Wish it had optional bright colors! I put bright green duck tape,on mine bc I keep,losing the sucker! Lol,
    Wish it had a base so I could st and it up. Yes it’s flat on the end, but I would constantly knock,it over That way! , price is ok,considering your getting 3 options ceramic, quartz, etc. I haven’t had a lot of experience with vape pens , this is my 4th, but would say the best so far.